By Richard Parks
Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight after teenager Ciaran Dickson revealed that he has agreed a professional contract with the club.
The midfielder, 17, took to his personal Twitter account on Sunday evening to share his “delight” at penning terms with his boyhood club.
Delighted to have signed my first professional contract at Rangers⚽️ pic.twitter.com/KfklAlrhHJ
— Ciaran Dickson (@Ciaran_Dickson) April 8, 2018
The Rangers academy product, who has been capped by Scotland at Under-16 level, is regarded as one of the outstanding players in the club’s youth set-up.
Rangers have not reported on their official site that Dickson has penned a deal, although that is not unusual for academy players.
Supporters are nonetheless delighted that the young gun has been tied down for a lengthy period and urged him to take what is a “brilliant” opportunity when there has “never been a better time to come through “Auchenhowie”.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Well done dude and the very best of luck
— Baz B0wski (@B4ZBowski) April 9, 2018
Congratulations and all the very best, arguably there has never been a better time to come through Auchenhowie with the experienced staff we have in place. Take the opportunity by the scruff of the neck, listen and respond to the coaching.
— DFW Ger (@Dubai_Ger) April 9, 2018
First professional contract & he’s suited & brogued for the photo. Class.
— Wilberthumperdink (@Ergatrude) April 9, 2018
10 staunch points for the brogues already. Best of luck to you, every kids dream. Dream high ⚽⚽⚽????
— Ayrshire Decorator (@j_haz77) April 9, 2018
welcome to the best club young man head down and who knows your name could be shouted from the terraces only you can do it WATP
— James Reid (@bluenose2014) April 9, 2018
— Dadio (@Dadio17) April 8, 2018
Congratulations ????⚪???? Head down and graft now ????
— GlasgowBricklayer (@GlasgBricklayer) April 9, 2018
Dickson is highly thought of within the academy ranks at Rangers, which has flourished under the guidance of Craig Mulholland in recent times.
Versatile defender Ross McCrorie has made the step up to the first team seem an easy one this season and has emerged as the poster boy of the much-improved youth set-up.